Category: Weekly Contact

Pastoral Letter #27

        Dear Members and Friends,   One of my children played percussion in high school that included performing in a variety of ensembles, constantly packing and loading his drum set, then re-packing and unloading after each performance. He also played in the community symphony.   He played when they needed more than […]

Pastoral Letter #26

        Dear Members and Friends,   Things are all mixed up. I’m not sure what I’m feeling. Are you clearer in your own self about your feelings? We won’t worship in our church building. We won’t gather with friends or family. No sharing a meal. Flowers are on the verge of blooming, […]

Weekly Contact 2nd Addition – February 21, 2020

R A Y  B L U E Sunday, March 8, 2020               The world-travelling Ray Blue, performer/educator/composer, is coming to First Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 8. He will help us glorify God during worship, conduct a jazz workshop after worship, and perform in concert in the sanctuary at 3 p.m. We welcome him back and […]

First Press Weekly – 1-30-20

    Dear Members and Friends,             I am in Little Rock, Arkansas, my first visit to this city and state. I’m here for the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators annual conference. I’m guessing there are about 500 or more of us.             Ginny and I walked down a long street to the Clinton Library […]

First Press Weekly

 January 23, 2020             Session has met twice this month. Two items received particular attention: stewardship/budget and a self-study in preparation for forming a pastor nominating committee.              Roger Dana made an announcement last Sunday morning about stewardship/budget and he will make another this week. This Sunday he will use slides to illustrate the information […]

Weekly Contact – December 19, 2019

Dear Members and Friends,              Christmas does touch different people in different ways. One person may be anticipating reunion and reconciliation with an important person in their life. Another may have a hole in their heart due to the death of someone they dearly treasured. Yet another may have sustained an injury and feel quite […]